Humanist Fellowship of Scotland Celebrant Laura Baird
"It's a privilege to help
people at important, special or difficult times of life - celebrating life, love and precious moments."
Conducting ceremonies since 2008, I have loved every minute of it. Intimate groups or grand affairs, 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.
A meaningful, personal tribute to help celebrate 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 so sharing their story - the happy memories as well as the foibles - in a dignified, honest and even humorous way can be genuinely uplifting.
Based in the Borders, I’m happy to undertake ceremonies in the Lothians and Borders as well as further afield around Scotland in so many beautiful and inspiring locations.
I’m so fortunate to combine this great pleasure alongside a creative and colourful mix of pursuits in the arts and crafts world, having previously followed a career in law and government. I bring skills drawn from speaking at home and abroad to shaping unique ceremonies and tributes.
See some nice things people have said about me below.
Feel free to call and discuss your own personalised ceremony.
A happy day with Richard & Becky and GWS Photography
"Our ceremony reflected us perfectly and told our story beautifully. There wasn't a dry eye in the house! Down to how well you put everything together for us. Every guest commented on the originality of the ceremony, we wouldn't have been able to create something that was so "us" without your help. Your experience shows in everything you helped us with and your calm, friendly manner was so welcome on our special day - thank you Laura!"
"Our wedding ceremony was more magical and beautiful than we could ever have dreamed it to be, you were amazing, it wouldn't have been the same if it wasn't you who took the ceremony, thanks for everything."
"A huge, huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your help to make our wedding ceremony so perfect!! The wedding was the best day of our lives and the ceremony without a doubt was our favourite part- it was so personal and so right for us. We can't thank you enough for creating it for us and for delivering it so beautifully!! We don't think there was a dry eye in the house !! Everybody commented on how lovely and personal it was."
"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."
"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."
"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 were very much appreciated and gave Dad such a wonderful memorial."
"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."