India Bel Ceremonies

India Maclennan

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Countries Covered

I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Ceremonies for Creatives, Secret Service (surprise elements),

Affiliations

The Academy of Modern Celebrancy

Languages

English

Hi, I'm India

Ceremonies for Creatives – Theatre Director turned Celebrant

Hi, I’m India, an Independent Celebrant based in London.

I love working with creative individuals and couples to create bespoke ceremonies which are joyful, unforgettable and full of personality. Your big day should be as special and unique as you – you deserve more than a ‘cookie cutter’ ceremony! I create ceremonies all about you, your story and reflects who you are.

I am passionate that ceremonies should never be boring! They should be a celebration of love, storytelling and reinvention.

I am a theatre director, project manager, events and party planner extraordinaire – I’m here to help you make your special day one to remember!

What's my ceremony style?

Over the years I have attended so many weddings, namings and vow renewals – they were, more often than not, officiated by an older lady (usually dressed in a grey suit and called Susan/Gwenda/Shiela). They conduct the same ‘one size fits all’ ceremony, with the same scripted jokes about the ‘woman really wearing the trousers’ which always seem to raise a polite chuckle from the crowd.

I am young, fun and vibrant and full of energy and personality. I bring a sense of creativity, reinvention and a sprinkling of magic to all my ceremonies as well as lots of ideas and enthusiasm.

I want you to have the best day and for your ceremony to be remembered by you and all your guests for years to come. I want your guests to leave the ceremony thinking ‘Wow that ceremony was so special – and just soooo them!’

…because the ceremony should never, EVER be the boring bit!

Prices From

naming ceremonies from £350 and weddings from £795

Why choose India?

My background is as a theatre director so I absolutely know how to sprinkle the magic!

I am absolutely in-love with love and storytelling and truly believe that life’s special milestones should be celebrated in style, and exactly how YOU want to celebrate them!

I come with a wealth of experience, ideas, buckets of enthusiasm and a (not so) little black book of creative contacts to make your day as wonderful and unique as you.

Whether you want a modern twist on a traditional ceremony or a total reinvention (or anything in-between) – with me as your celebrant, there are no limitations or rules! Let’s have some fun!

What do I offer?

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Weddings

I love creative couples with big personalities and even bigger imaginations!

I love working with couples who want a truly personal wedding ceremony, unlike anyone else’s – that showcases their personalities and their relationship. I love blending traditional elements with modern and quirky twists. I also love the creative challenge of finding beautiful and touching ways to include a nod to different backgrounds, culture or heritage. Together, we can find a way to beautifully weave, blend and combine different ideas to create a ceremony as special and unique as you are.

Prices From

£795 weekdays, £895 weekends and Bank Holidays

Why choose India for your wedding?

I am young, fun, vibrant and full of energy and personality. I bring a sense of creativity, reinvention and a sprinkling of magic to all my ceremonies, as well as lots of enthusiasm and exciting ideas.

With me as your celebrant you can have exactly the ceremony you want, how you want it. Are you looking to find ways to include traditional elements or a nod to a specific culture or heritage? Together, we can find a way to beautifully weave, blend and combine different ideas to create a ceremony totally unique and personal to you.

One thing I am absolutely passionate that…the ceremony should NEVER be the boring bit!

Naming Ceremony

Naming Ceremonies

Welcoming a new baby or expanding your family is one of life’s major milestones! So it’s not surprising that families often want to celebrate the special occasion. However, if you are not religious, the options may feel a very limited. If you are looking for a truly special way to mark this wonderful chapter of your life, then you need look no further.

A naming ceremony is a great opportunity to thank those closest to you and invite specific people to become Guardians, Mentors or Guide Parents to your children or offer them your own parental promises. Growing up I had my very own ‘Fairy Godmother’ who remains a very important and ‘magical’ figure in my life to this very day.

I love working with creative families to find unique and beautiful ways to welcome your new arrival or celebrate the family you have become as well as recognise your role as parents.

Prices From

£350

Why choose India for your naming ceremony?

So much though and meaning go into selecting names for our children. Growing up with an ‘unusual name’ I should know! Whether you are honouring a much loved family member or inspired by a deeper meaning or affiliation or something entirely different – the name you give your child has a great affect on their life.

With me as your celebrant I will help you work out how you’d like to celebrate your new arrival. I will create a beautiful, bespoke ceremony that is totally personal to your family, your beliefs and your approach to life as a parent and life with your child.

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Renewal of Vows

Do you want to mark a special anniversary or a major life event? Wish you could redo your wedding now you know what is possible with a celebrant? Or did you get married abroad and want a special ceremony in front of your friends and family on home ground?

A vow renewal ceremony is the perfect way to say “I love you” all over again. What a great opportunity to refresh your commitments and promises to each other – this time done in a way that is unique and personal to you as a couple and your story.

Prices From

£500

Why choose India for your renewal of vows?

I am young, fun, vibrant and full of energy and personality. I bring a sense of creativity, reinvention and a sprinkling of magic to all my ceremonies, as well as lots of enthusiasm and exciting ideas.

With me as your celebrant you can have exactly the ceremony you want, how you want it.

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Unfortunately India Bel Ceremonies is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for India Bel Ceremonies

Total Reviews: 11

Average Rating: 5

reviews (11)

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She made us all laugh, and cry… even myself who NEVER cries.

5 Stars
Beliz Berry

Wedding | 07/15/2021 | London

Well where do we start? India has been an absolute delight to work with from start to finish and beyond. We knew from the first moment we spoke that she was the one and have not regretted switching over to her for our ceremony for one moment. She has gone above and beyond from a surprise video message of an actor from my favourite movie to learning the hand-fasting knot we wanted to use to actually saying yes even though it fell on the same day as a get away trip to York for her own anniversary and was booked so close to the time of our wedding. No ask was too big, no detail too small. We both felt that she actually took the time to get to know us as both individuals and as a couple and that the ceremony was a true and unique reflection of us that we simply wouldn’t have got if we had gone elsewhere. We never felt like a burden to India and her enthusiasm was infectious and really picked up my spirits especially, as a bride who had, by that point, tried to organise three different weddings. To be honest though, I am glad the others never happened because they wouldn’t have been what this one was – perfect. The ceremony was the biggest part of that. All the guests loved it without exception, and we know that we will remember it forever. We are so glad we trusted India to nail it and didn’t read the script beforehand. She made us all laugh, and cry… even myself who NEVER cries. The only thing we are sad about is no longer working with her as it has been a total joy! If you are looking for something truly special, memorable, romantic and fusion (if you are from a mixed heritage background like ourselves) We can hand on heart tell you that you will not be disappointed. Even for a classic set up with more of yourselves in it… We cannot think of someone who would give as much of their heart and talent into it as she has. We cannot say enough on how much the ceremony meant to us, how incredibly wonderful it was and how much of a mistake it would be to not have India if you have been lucky enough to come across her in your hunt for ‘the one.’ India, you were sensational. Thank you from the bottom of all our hearts, you are a true star. All our love, Mr & Mrs Berry (and all of our friends and family).

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Book this woman IMMEDIATELY before she gets booked up for the next 10 years!!

5 Stars
Billie and Viboo Skanda-Kumar

Wedding | 08/21/2021 | Suffolk

O.M.G. Where to begin!? India was absolutely brilliant and hilarious to work with.
In all honestly we never originally planned to have a celebrant led wedding but we are over the moon that circumstances led us to India. She brings so much energy and ideas and personalisation to the table, she truly thinks of everything to make the ceremony everything you had ever hoped for and more.
SO many of our guests ran up to us and her immediately after the ceremony to express how enjoyable it was and how unique she made it.
If you are planning a wedding, book this woman immediately before she gets booked up for the next 10 years.

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India bought fun, energy, laughter and romance, and was everything we wanted and MORE!

5 Stars
Charlotte Bessant

Wedding | 08/29/2021 | Suffolk

Incredible!! We couldn’t be more pleased that we had India there on our wedding day. All of the guests loved her, and the fun personalised element that she brought to the day.

When we were first looking for a celebrant, we thought it was ‘a shame’ we wouldn’t be doing the legal bit with our wedding… how wrong we were! As soon as we spoke with India we knew we had to have her with us on the big day, and that it would be all the better for it. She created an amazing ceremony, that really set the tone for the rest of the day – India bought fun, energy, laughter and romance, and was everything we wanted and MORE!

I would encourage anyone looking to have a wedding that is reflective of themselves to speak with India ASAP!!!! AND that as India says, the ceremony should *never* be the boring bit.

Thank you India for helping to make our day so so special.

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