Newlywed Katy Perry, who married Russell Brand last month in India, is still revelling in her wedded bliss, gushing about her funnyman hubby in the December issue of Harper's Bazaar.

The singer, 26, tells the magazine of Brand, 35:  "I always knew I wanted a great man of God, someone who was going to be an inspiration for people and also be a lovely husband and father."

Still, she admits not everything about their relationship is in sync:  "We're at different places in our lives, but we can still grow together," she says. "He's thought-provoking, articulate, a real advocate. I also definitely wanted to have a laugh. I have all that in him."