Laura Baird (formerly Laura Dolan)

Laura Dolan

Laura has been conducting wedding ceremonies since 2008 so has a wealth of experience and has loved every minute of it.  Whether small intimate groups or grand affairs, both indoors or out, it’s a great privilege to be involved in the most important day of people’s lives, helping make it a truly special and memorable occasion.  Laura will help shape meaningful, personal tributes. Celebrating that someone lived and was loved is an important part of their life. Each person’s unique experience of life leaves enduring memories with us. Sharing their story – the happy memories as well as the foibles – in a dignified, honest and even humorous way can be genuinely uplifting. Laura enjoys helping people to mark significant life events and will be pleased to create personalised ceremonies for all occasions. Based in East Lothian, Laura is happy to undertake ceremonies in the Lothians and Borders as well as further afield around Scotland where there are so many beautiful and inspiring locations. Living by the seaside, she will gladly conduct wedding ceremonies on the beach or in territorial waters. Laura currently enjoys a creative and colourful mix of work in the arts and crafts world, having previously followed a career in law and government. She has the pleasure of bringing skills drawn from speaking at home and abroad to shaping unique ceremonies and tributes. Contact Laura on 07761 485842, via our contact page or email at laura @

What people have said about my weddings

Pam and Hugh – Oran Mhor

Just wanted to say thank you so much for making our day so perfect – you were outstanding!

Pam and Hugh

Luise and Giles – Botanical Gardens

Thank you for giving us such a kind, perfect and personal service! We were so lucky to have you!!

Luise and Giles

Nicola and Jon – Roulotte Retreat

We all agreed how perfect the whole day was and how much we appreciated your input in the preparation and on the day. You were fantastic and even your outfit complimented the whole spirit of the ceremony! We had the most prefect day and the evening was chilled, fun and exactly as we’d hoped. We couldn’t have asked for more and I want to sincerely thank you for helping us to enjoy our special day so much. Once again thank you so much for making our day just perfect, we’ll never forget you.

Nicola and Jon

Nick and Alexis – George Hotel Edinburgh

We would like to thank you so much for the wonderful ceremony on our wedding day.  All our guests commented on the ceremony and we managed to get one of our guests to record the ceremony and have watched it many times since coming home from our honeymoon. We would highly recommend you to others in the future.

Nick and Alexis

Michelle and Alasdair – Carberry Tower

Thanks so much for the wonderful service. It went so well thanks to you. Everyone has said how wonderful it was and how they had never been to a humanist wedding before but found it so refreshing. Thanks again for all your time, making us feel at ease and making our wedding the most memorable day of our lives.

Michelle and Alasdair

Mhairi and Jamie – Macdonald Marine Hotel North Berwick

Our wedding day was the best day of our lives so far! We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Thanks for the lovely ceremony.

Mhairi and Jamie

Shonagh and Mark – Mansfield Traquair

Just a little note to say a huge thank you for all you did for us on Saturday, the ceremony was absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed every minute of it. It’s been a whirlwind & can’t believe it’s all over now, but it was a very magical day!

Shonagh and Mark

Lindy and Iain – Prestonfield House

We both appreciated what you did for us on Saturday and in the run up to it. I have been thinking a lot about it as it really touched us both. Your handling of the whole event was so warm, professional and caring, it was special. Every one of our guests commented on what a lovely ceremony it was and it was all down to you. It was absolutely impeccable. We are indebted to you.

Lindy and Iain

Funeral Testimonials

Thank you for all the kindness that you have shown my family. You have shown me how to come to terms with my loss. You are a very special lady.

Funeral for Wullie

Thank you so very much for the fabulous ceremony. Everyone remarked on the charm and sincerity. A job well done.

Funeral for June

I just wanted to express my thanks for the lovely ceremony for my father yesterday.  It was a fitting tribute to my dad’s life and really brought out his personality.

Funeral for Fred

I would like to say thanks for your service at my Uncle’s funeral today. I’m actually a practicing catholic and an Eucharistic minister so, even though were at different ends of the scale, I thought your gave a real heart warming and a great comforting service.

Funeral for Gerry

Many, many thanks for all your hard work in writing such a moving and lovely tribute to Dad.  It is a very true and full picture, capturing all of Dad’s spirit and character. Your attention to detail and beautiful word are very much appreciated and give Dad such a wonderful memorial.

Funeral for Richard

Thank you again for a wonderful tribute – the whole ceremony was so dignified and a lovely farewell to our friend.
Thank you very much.

Funeral of Anne

Thank you for the wonderful service for Anne, she would have loved it, everything was perfect, you really captured everything that was so unique and loveable about her. Please don’t take our word for it – everyone we spoke to thought the service was beautiful and it was certainly the nicest and most personal we have been to. You gave her the most marvellous send-off. I know that she would have really enjoyed the day.

Funeral for Anne

Many, many thanks for all your hard work in writing such a moving and lovely tribute to Dad.  It is a very true and full picture, capturing all of Dad’s spirit and character. Your attention to detail and beautiful words are very much appreciated and give Dad such a wonderful memorial.

Funeral for John

I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you for conducting a beautiful ceremony – I feel it really encapsulated “Billy” and how he had lived his life.

Funeral for Billy

Just to say thank you – it was great – you were great – everyone said how good it was – a real tribute to my mum and honest one – feel very proud and very comforted by how you handled everyone and everything.

Funeral for Helen