She famously grew up very, very fast, but 18-year-old Miley Cyrus is a die-hard romantic.
Appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, the former child star opens up about her engagement to Liam Hemsworth -- and her surprisingly intense approach to planning her walk down the aisle.
For the moment, she and her Last Song costar Hemsworth, 22, have yet to setting a wedding date; "I kind of don't want to be in between [recording and] touring and trying to plan all that," the "Can't Be Tamed" crooner explained.
"It's a lot of weird detail. I don't want to be doing too much and be crazy and forget about the moment of it all," Cyrus mused.
"The moment" the star is most excited for? "That look," she explained, "when you know, who you are marrying you see the first time. You're seeing the dress. You're seeing everything that you planned for months and months like coming together. And that you did it together. And it's only the people that you really want there . . . That look of love."
Continued Cyrus, who's been dating the Australian actor for over 3 years: "That's like what I picture. That moment when he first gets to see me in my dress and everything all together. It has to be perfect. It has to be like a soundtrack in a movie. That's the one day that movie crap is real. That romance."
Praising DeGeneres' own nuptials with love Portia De Rossi, she added, "It's rare that people just stop to really look the person in the eye and know that this is your life together. It's important and your wedding was perfect with that look. That's why I always fight for who ever wants to get married can get married. Because that look doesn't come with gender."
During their chat, DeGeneres also surprised Cyrus with a bachelorette party -- complete with hunky shirtless male strippers!