About Us

When we were thinking of a name for our little business we thought it would be nice to keep it personal and unique… Lindy’s nickname is LaLa and Bodil’s is Bo.. and so while playing around with different combinations and funky spelling.. LABOLA popped up! We thought it was just perfect. Not only is it a combination of our nicknames but it is also linked to what we do.. everybody in SA knows what Labola is, and for those of you that don’t.. well now you can know too…

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[citation needed]). 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.

So now that you know where our name comes from, here is a little something about where we come from too…

Lindy (Lala) is a local chick.. born and raised in SA. Bodil (Bo) was also born in SA, raised in California and has back in SA for the past couple of years. We both have the same business degrees and a strong history in retail.. when we were planning our own weddings to our wonderful husbands, we realized that there was a place in this wedding industry for the 2 of us :-) We spent the first 8months of Labolas existence researching the industry, the movers and shakers, the suppliers, the competition and most importantly the international trends.. When we aren’t out conquering the wedding world we spend a huge bulk of our free time on “the internet google machine” as we like to call it.. as we believe what keeps us ahead is being able to keep up to date with international trends and anticipate what our brides want before they do.

We have been friends for years and years and consider our bond to be that of family rather than friendship. Our passion is obviously all the pretty things.. the decor.. the make up and of course the flowers.. give us a shout to see how we can help make your special day everything that you have ever wanted!

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