How we got our name:

Our spelling of Labola is a little different to the Zulu tradition. This is because the name LABOLA is actually a combination of the co-founders’, Lindy and Bodil’s 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.

From Wikipedia: “Lobolo or Lobola in Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele is sometimes translated as bride price, and 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 – Founder & Head Coordinator

Lindy puts the LALA in LAboLA. She’s our co-founder, a creative guru and resident flower queen, always there to make sure that your event dreams become reality. With over 8 years experience, Lindy’s passion for creativity and detail translates into beautiful events that know no limit. When it comes to love, weddings and all things beautiful, Lindy always goes the extra mile to ensure that your special day is in extremely capable hands.

Robyn – Decor, Flowers & Coordination

Robyn has been an invaluable part of the Labola team for 4 years and comes with years of experience in the hospitality industry. In addition to weddings, she’s passionate about food, having catered many small functions and dinner parties. Robyn is our flower whisperer, is super organised and works extremely well under pressure.

Shepherd – Stock Room Assistant / Labola Muscle

Shepherd has been an integral part of the Labola team since day one. He knows every inch of the stock room and assists with all the preparation and packing, deliveries, heavy lifting as well as flower prep and venue set up. The behind-the-scenes value that he adds is critical to the success of the events we’re a part of.

Bodil – Co-Founder

Bodil puts the BO in laBOla. She started the business with Lindy back in June 2010 after they’d dreamed of having their own wedding business. Sadly for Labola, Bodil now lives in California with her husband and 2 gorgeous kids, but we still keep in touch and are so grateful that her energy and enthusiasm for brides and the industry set the Labola duo off to a great start.