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Solonge Herbert & Donald Robinson

Solonge Herbert & Donald Robinson

 
Venue: The Coral House in Baldwin, NY

Honeymoon: Backpacking trip through Europe

Home: Chicago, IL

Solonnge and Donald are real estate managers at Soldon Properties, which they own. The duo met while taking a motorcycle course and over the years they’ve continued to ride together—literally and figuratively. Donald loves his wife’s sense of adventure and Solonge admires his insight and vision.

He knew he was in love when…

Solonge would visit him in Bermuda while he was on assignment. They explored the country together and he had more fun with her than he ever imagined he could with someone. She became his heart after the second trip.

She knew she was in love when…

She shared her future goals of owning her own home, obtaining her Ph.D. and studying abroad and he told her to dream bigger. Solonge is also big on budgets, so when Don asked her if they could put together a budget of what their life would look like together, she was sold!

In 10 years we will…

Hopefully have a child or two, a growing business, have traveled to many more countries and, most importantly, be more deeply in love with one another.

Before the groom got married, he wishes someone had told him…

About the mirage and intensity of the feelings that come with marriage.

Before the bride got married, she wishes someone had told her…

To embrace failure with a lot more understanding that you grow more from time spent failing and figuring things out than from succeeding.

Our favorite activity to do together is…

Anything that involves the outdoors: riding our bikes, hiking, camping, skiing, walking the dog or gardening.

Our nicknames for each other are…

“Honey buns” and “Mookabutt” because he is such a sweet person (like a honey bun) and “Mookabutt” just sounded cute for her.

Our favorite place to spend time together is…

In our new home, the kitchen is our favorite place because we love to eat.

Our song is…

“The Light,” by Common. When the song comes on we both bop our heads together.

Our perfect date night is…

Dinner and a movie; traveling to each place by motorcycle.