Weddings Attended, by traditional lucky sweeps in
Period Costume
Top Hat – Tails
Rods – Brushes

A Lucky Sweep

There are many myths and traditions associated with chimney sweeps many of reasons for which are lost in the mists of time. One reason from folklore is that when on one occassion King George II's carriage horses bolted the only person to attempt to stop them was a small sooty figure of a man, a chimney sweep. It is considered extremely good luck, if on the journey to the Church you see a chimney sweep and even greater good luck if you saw the sweeps brush emerging out of the top of the chimney. So to this day to see a chimney sweep and receive the Kiss of Luck after the wedding ceremony is supposed to bring good fortune to the newly married couple.

“Chim chiminey Chim chiminey Chim chim cher-ee!
A sweep is as lucky as lucky can be
Good luck will rub off if I shake hands with you”