Freya & Ronald
ARE GETTING MARRIED
After an interesting couple of years (!), we have finally made some wedding plans - however there is quite a big difference: This time, it's in the South of France!
We would be so happy if you could join us for our wedding weekend. Villa La Cavalerie is a castle-like property, settled in-between the old Roman city of Nîmes and the medieval beauty of Uzes in the charming areas of Vezenobres, sits on a 40 000 m² piece of land overlooking stunning countryside.
The families and wedding party will be staying in the villa from Wednesday 7th - Wednesday 14th September. The wedding itself will be held in the grounds of the villa on Saturday 10th from the afternoon until late. We also plan to throw an upbeat pool party in the afternoon of Friday 9th, and a relaxed Bloody Mary brunch the day after on the 11th. We would love you to join for us much or as little of the week as you like!
If you have any questions or need additional suggestions, please let us know and we’ll be happy to help out.
Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) is served by BA, EasyJet, Ryanair and KLM, and is about 1 hr 45-55 min drive to the wedding venue.
Montpellier–Méditerranée airport (MPL) is served by Airfrance, Easyjet, Ryanair and KLM, and is about 1 hr 10-20 min drive.
Nîmes Alès Camargue Cévennes Airport is a 50 min drive, however flight routes are not direct.
There are trains that run from Marseille to Ales, via Nimes, but definitely require planning ahead.
CAR RENTAL & TAXIS
Car hire is recommended to travel to, from and around Alès. Rates start at about €80 for 3 days in a small car with no insurance excess.
A pre-booked airport taxi isn't recommended due to cost, however if required, grouping together would be sensible.
Do let us know your travel plans if you’d like to see if there are other guests on matching flights to share cars with.
Eurostar from London St Pancras to Avignon TGV takes around 6-7 hours, Avignon TGV is about an hour's drive to the wedding venue.
It is possible to travel via train from the airports, or Avignon station. Car hire or taxi is recommended, but not essential provided you have well-planned your journey. Taking public transport to the villa from the Avignon isn't recommended, a car hire or taxi would be best.
PLEASE ORGANISE YOUR TRANSPORT TO AND FROM THE WEDDING IN ADVANCE. THE SURROUNDING AREA IS QUIET AND PRE-BOOKING TAXIS IS ESSENTIAL. PLEASE FIND INFORMATION OF LOCAL TAXIS BELOW.
THERE IS PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE VENUE FOR YOU TO LEAVE YOU CAR AS LONG AS YOU NEED.
LOCAL TAXI COMPANIES
Taxi Alès – Dunis
A.L.F.A Taxi Allègre Les Fumades Assistance
ACT I: FRIDAY 9th SEPT
Pool side at Villa La Cavalerie
Dress code: Poolside attire. Relaxed, laid back, Bohemian or swimwear. Bring suncream, and don't forget your towel!
ACT II: SATURDAY 10th SEPT
Courtyard, followed by pool side at Villa La Cavalerie
3pm-3:30pm: Arrival to the villa, grab a glass
4pm: Wedding ceremony
7pm: Wedding breakfast
Dress Code: Summer Smart. Suits welcome, ties optional, shorts (tailored) or chinos are absolutely fine if its hot. Summer dresses, jumpsuits, 2-piece combos, linens are welcomed. Should the night end in the pool, bring swimwear/towel if you feel inclined.
Everything will be outside so please check the weather and bring layers, or suncream, depending!
ACT III: SUNDAY 11th SEPT
BLOODY MARY BRUNCH
Courtyard at Villa La Cavalerie
Dress code: Casual. Sunglasses for hangovers, swimwear and towel for a dip.
Villa la Cavalerie is located in a village called Saint-Privat-des-Vieux, approximately 10 minutes drive from a larger town called Alès. There are plenty of supermarkets to make self-catered accommodation easy, a range of cafes and restaurants, and a number of reasonably priced hotels in Alès.
Searching ‘Saint-Privat-des-Vieux’ on Airbnb brings up a range of accommodation of different sizes, within easy reach of the Villa, as well as booking.com and other accommodation sites. Book now, as places are being snapped up!
The families will be based in the Villa from 7th-14th September. We know that an international wedding carries different logistics for everyone, and we would be delighted if you could join us for festivities for the day, the weekend, or even the whole week - whatever suits your schedule best.
Can You Make It?
We'd be delighted if you can join us at Villa La Cavalerie.
Unfortunately, we can only accommodate a few close family children. In order to allow everyone, including parents, a weekend of fun and relaxation, we have chosen for our wedding weekend to be an (almost) adult-only occasion. However, if this would be a hindrance rather than an opportunity(!), please let us know if you'd like to travel with your kids, and we can look into making exceptions for them.
Please note there is a very large pool.
We hope you are able to share our big day and will enjoy having the weekend - or more - off!
We are extremely lucky to have love, laughter, and a house full of furniture, and we are so grateful for everyone to be making their way to France to celebrate our marriage. Your presence truly is the most important thing to us, and we are so excited that you are able to celebrate with us on our wedding day - we wish for nothing more.
If you'd like to help us celebrate with a gift, we would gratefully accept a small contribution towards our honeymoon in 2023. We will supply a card box on the day, but if you prefer to use an online option, please click here.
We also have a wedding account with the following details:
Name: Ronald Holmberg
Sort code: 60-83-71
Acc no: 32510841
Thank you so very much.
Freya and Ronald first crossed paths whilst working at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in Soho. One a small, chaotic creative, the other a tall, ambitious manager - opposites did indeed attract and the rest is, well, history.
After some back and forth banter, a plethora of stories, and adventures to last a lifetime, it was on holiday in the Philippines that Ronald submerged 15m into the Sulu sea and "popped" the question.
In 10 years together we bought our first home, welcomed 2 kittens to our family (Prince Harry & Archie), established 2 careers, travelled to amazing places and loved, laughed, cried and partied through life.
After Covid-19 saw an end to our 2020 wedding, a complete overhaul was made on both our relationship and wedding plans, and its finally time for Holmberg Wedding 2.0!
We are so looking forward to starting this new chapter together, and can’t wait to celebrate with all of our favourite people.
This time - in the South of France.