Rules of Engagement
They had known each other for only two days when he popped the question
You wouldn't necessarily consider a song circle at the Kerrville Music Festival fertile ground for finding a mate. But that's exactly how Sandy and Janet Buller first met.
In Sandy's words, as he recalls the moment.
Just after midnight, I walked into a song circle at the Kerrville Folk Festival and noticed her sitting with her guitar in the rosy lantern light. As she sang her songs, I embellished them with the deep tones of my upright bass. We kept running into each other, sharing moments of enduring friendship and passion, like sharing a cookie covered with love dust while listening to Slaid Cleaves’ music. Two days later, I asked, 'What are you doing the rest of your life?'
With a tear, she kissed me and said, 'Hopefully spending it with you.' "
But that really wasn't their official engagement. The real deal occurred some months later when the two were in San Francisco to attend a friend's wedding.
"Sandy was trying to get me to go on the trolley so he could propose and I didn't cooperate," Janet e-mailed. "So finally he found a pretty spot in front of someone's house and popped the question. The trumpet vines and roses lined the fence and went up over an arch on the sidewalk by a white picket fence. He just couldn't wait! So now we are partial to trumpet vines."
They were married in Austin but had a midnight ceremony the following year at the Kerrville Music Festival. Today, Sandy and Janet have a corporate video production, photography and marketing company, Buller Productions, with loads of wedding videos under their belt. Their wedding company is Sweet Spirit Productions.