The former Desperate Housewives star became engaged to the Mexican TV executive during a romantic proposal in Dubai in December (15), and she recently admitted they had yet to start making plans for their big day.

"We haven't even discussed it," she told America's Today breakfast show on Monday (04Jan16). "I'm still in the glow of the engagement. I'm still applauding him for how beautiful and amazing it was, then we'll talk about the big fat Mexican wedding."

Eva now confesses she would prefer to keep the nuptials a more intimate affair.

"I mean, I would like to elope," she tells, before laughing, "Free of guests and guest lists and things like that!"

However, the bride-to-be doubts the newly-engaged couple's families will let the pair get away with a small celebration, and whatever she decides, Eva predicts her future husband, 47, will be very involved with all the details.

"We call him 'Mr. Fancy Pants' because he always has a pocket square and a suit," says the 40-year-old. "He's super stylish. He loves fashion way more than I do!"

The actress, who was married to Tyler Christopher and basketball player Tony Parker, previously told People romance was the last thing on her mind when she first met Jose.

"I was getting out of a bad relationship, and he was getting out of a relationship, so there wasn't a connection," Eva said. "We had a pleasant conversation, but there was no real connection."

It was only six months later, when they were introduced again by the same mutual friend, that Eva discovered their chemistry.

"I had no memory of meeting him the first time, but we had immediate sparks," she laughed. "It was like the cliche angels singing and there was a glow around him and it was immediate chemistry. He was the most handsome man I'd ever seen. He was so charismatic, charming, sweet and funny. I thought, 'Who is this guy?'"