Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer's surprise, flashmob, art-piece wedding

By on Dec 7th

Neil Gaiman (author of the Sandman comics, Neverwhere, the Stardust novel and movie, Coraline the novel and the movie, and more) just married Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls. After their wedding announcement, we were flooded with emails from you guys about it, and we meant to write about it … but then Thanksgiving happened. So, for those of you who are in the know, this will be old news. But for those of you who had no clue, their wedding was super neat-o!

See, Neil and Amanda had an impromptu flashmob wedding in New Orleans. Apparently Amanda set up the whole thing as a surprise for Neil's 50th birthday:

The wedding also included a surprise top hat and cup of tea. You can see both the top hat and tea in the photo of the entire bridal party…

Photo by Kyle Cassidy. Click to enlarge, it's worth it.

For more info about the whole amazing shebang and some cute backstory, head over to Amanda Palmer's blog post, Still life with wedding party, and then read Neil's blog post, Wedding mystery explained.

And for even more photos head over to their wedding album by Kyle Cassidy.

(And thanks to everyone who emailed us about this!)