In November 2018, all of us gathered at a cabin in the woods for Sam's bachelorette party. After a few bottles of wine, we found ourselves crafting bracelets in the living room at roughly 3 A.M.
The energy in the room was slowly tapering off, so I remember jokingly requesting aloud for a bedtime story. Once I realized Sam was really going to tell us all a made-up story, and we would all be in it, I captured the audio to hopefully use in a creative format later as a surprise wedding gift without having a clear idea.
Hailee ended up spending several hours on each character in Illustrator, followed by consulting multiple t-shirt vendors to get tank tops printed for the whole bridal party.
After taking in some preliminary group feedback on the audio, I threw in open-source sound effects to mimic what I enjoy from the podcast world, and I know Sam also listens to lots of podcasts! The audio has gone through about six rounds of revisions.
In March 2019, we presented to Sam the tank tops (not a surprise) and edited audio (a surprise) while we were all getting our hair and makeup done on her wedding day. (^___^)