wedding chimney sweep
The lucky chimney sweep at a wedding originated and started the tradition about 200 years ago when a London chimney sweeper saved the life of King George III. 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 still invited to attend weddings and kiss the bride for good luck.