How we got our name..
Our spelling of Labola is a little different to the Zulu tradition.. the reason for this is because the name LABOLA is actually a combination of co-founders, Lindy & Bodils nicknames.. aka LALA and BO. We of course LOVED the fact that it hinted toward the very well known LOBOLO tradition and so it was a no brainer for us…
This is what Wikipedia has to say : Lobolo or Lobola in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele; (Mahadi in Sesotho; Roora in Shona) is sometimes translated as bride price) is a traditional Southern African custom whereby the man pays the family of his fiancée for her hand in marriage (Compare with the European dowry custom where the woman brings assets). The custom is aimed at bringing the two families together, fostering mutual respect, and indicating that the man is capable of supporting his wife financially and emotionally.
Lindy puts the LALA in LAboLA. She is the co-founder, creative guru and bouquet queen of Labola and is here to make sure all your wedding dreams become a reality. With over 4 years of Labola-ing, Lindy’s passion for love, weddings and all things beautiful knows no limits. Lindy will always go the extra mile to make your wedding dreams come true! Her attention to detail and creative touch ensure you the peace of mind that your special day is in extremely capable hands.
DECOR AND FLOWERS
Robyn has years of experience in the hospitality industry, she is a very hands on member of the Labola team and runs all the behind the scenes prep work, stock sourcing, flowers, venue set up and general “getting stuff done”. In addition to weddings, Robyn has a passion for food and has catered many small functions and dinner parties. The best part for us is, while we are hard at work setting up beautiful weddings, she keeps our bellies happy and energy levels up with insanely delicious meals! #fullbellies
If you are looking for someone to help you find the best service providers in the industry, which will suit your personality, wedding style and budget, then Alexis is here to help you do just that. She has 7 years of wedding coordinating under her belt and she is well loved by all of her brides. Alexis will be at your side from the planning process right through to your wedding day, keeping you calm and ensuring that everything goes according to plan. #paidbridesmaid
MUSCLE AND DESIGN
Lisa is our Jhb import, her heart was always in Durban and we are so thrilled to have her back in town. She started as a happy helper for the odd corporate gig and she is now an invaluable part of our team, who we simply cannot be without. She is loads of fun to have on site and pretty dam strong too. Oh and did we mention she has some pretty crazy design skills to add to her ever growing list of expertise. And it gets better… She has a double cab bakkie! #win
Bodil puts the BO in laBOla… Bo and Lindy started Labola in June 2010, they had been dreaming of having their own wedding business and the idea became a reality after they decided (over a glass of wine) to take the plunge and make it happen. Bo’s vibrant personality, energy and enthusiasm for their brides and the industry set the Labola duo off to a great start. Bodil is, sadly for us, now living in California with her hubby and gorgeous son. We are always in contact with our Bobo and wish she were here with every wedding we do.
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