And just a few days later, this picture of the the painting showed up in my email:
How amazing is that?? She got the folds of the gown and everything... and included my bouquet. That is 100% my gown. I am seriously in love with this painting, and am pretty thrilled that I jumped on the bandwagon. I was even more happy when it arrived in perfect condition this afternoon.
And just because my bridesmaids are the best, here's the photo from above in all it's un-cropped glory: