Posted on Mon Jan 2, 2012 02:00 PM PDT
Here comes the bride!
Aretha Franklin is planning to walk down the aisle with her longtime friend William "Willie" Wilkerson.
The 69-year-old Grammy-winning singer, who turns 70 in March, got engaged over the holidays.
In a statement, Franklin says she would like a summer wedding ... possibly in Miami Beach and followed by a reception on a private yacht.
For her wedding gown, the R&B diva says she'll be considering Valentino, Vera Wang and Donna Karan.
This will be the third marriage for the "Respect" singer.
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