Actress Kaley Cuoco is planning to usher in 2014 by marrying tennis player Ryan Sweeting in a festive ceremony on New Year's Eve, according to a U.S. report.

The Big Bang Theory star became engaged to Sweeting in September (13) after only three months of dating, and she celebrated her impending nuptials by throwing a bridal shower over the weekend (22-23Nov13).

It has now emerged that Cuoco, 27, plans to begin 2014 as a married woman by holding her wedding on 31 December (13), according to

The ceremony will reportedly be held in southern California and the reception will feature a 'fire and ice' theme.