I take great pleasure in performing the traditional role of the Lucky Chimney Sweep
at Wedding Ceremonies in South Devon.
The Lucky Chimney Sweep Tradition
Good Luck is sure to rub off when the groom shakes hands with a Lucky Chimney Sweep
who will have a "Lucky Kiss" for the new bride. With the power vested in him by King
George II, following a tradition that started about 200 years ago when a London chimney
sweeper saved the life of King George II. The sweep had been the only person brave
enough to stop the King's out of control horses and carriage.
By Royal Decree the King proclaimed that all sweeps are good luck bearers and should
be treated with respect. The folklore was established and to this day chimney sweepers
are invited to attend weddings and kiss the bride for good luck.
Since pagan times, the images of fire and the hearth have been associated with luck
- when a new bride inherited the fire irons, she symbolically inherited a home and
a new family. It's because of his blackened face and his relationship with hearths
and fires that the chimney sweep carries the luck with him where ever he goes, and
when you meet him, his luck rubs off onto you.
Coal, again connected with fire and hearths, is also believed to be lucky; when given
by a sweep the luck is multiplied. Soldiers have carried small lumps of coal into
battle to ensure survival, and sailors kept coal in their pockets while at sea.
Good luck & good fortune from Paul “The Chimney Sweep”
Why not bring some luck and good fortune to your wedding day and book a Lucky Chimney
We perform the role of a Lucky Chimney Sweep in Teignmouth, Dawlish, Exeter, Newton
Abbot, Torquay and the surrounding areas in South Devon. We also present the couple
with a beautifully printed Certificate to mark the occasion from the Lucky Chimney
Here are some more photos from another local wedding. The Photos were kindly supplied by the Photographer, Andrew Macdonald. Andrew does lots of Concert Photography and you can visit his Website GIGATUDE to see more of his work.
Another Chimney Sweep Wedding this time at the beautiful Haldon Belvedere Castle.