The tradition of a chimney sweep bringing the bride and groom luck on their wedding day is one that goes back for many years.

Legend has it that 200 years ago a chimney sweep bravely stepped out and stopped the King’s horse and coach as it bolted. King George II was so grateful to the sweep for saving his life that he announced by Royal Decree that all sweeps were lucky!

Today, seeing a chimney sweep on your wedding day is still a lucky omen and many couples choose to have them attend their wedding for a handshake for the groom and a lucky kiss for the bride.

Many professional chimney sweeps offer a wedding service as well, so why not treat someone in your family to a gift with a difference!

At Alfred Poppins we offer this service and will attend the wedding in traditional clothing and present the bride and groom with a LUCKY trinket.