Jordana Urman, daughter of Lawrence and Sheryl Urman of Englewood, and Eric Silverberg, son of Mindy and Philip Silverberg of Livingston, were married on Sunday, August 20, at The Addison Park in Aberdeen, New Jersey. Rabbi Chaim Poupko was the mesader kiddushin.
Jordana is a marketing manager at Ralph Lauren in New York City. She graduated from The Frisch School in Paramus and received a BS in anthropological perspectives from Binghamton University. She received an MPS (Master of Professional Studies) in marketing from LIM College.
Eric is joining the law firm of Debevoise and Plimpton in New York City. He is a graduate of Rae Kushner Yeshiva Academy in Livingston, and graduated with distinction from Cornell University with a B.A. in government. He received a JD degree from Stanford University Law School.
The couple met through mutual friends while Jordana was a senior in high School and Eric was a college freshman. The relationship grew while they pursued their education and career goals. Now, their paths have come together.
Jordana knew she wanted a wedding with classic elegance. She found just what she was looking for in Addison Park. “I fell in love with the venue,” she said. With picture-perfect weather, she walked down the aisle in Addison Park’s tree-lined grove to the music of the Ike Walkover Band accompanied by singer Yitzy Spinner, and a choir with boys who attend the Hillel Hebrew Academy in Deal. During the ceremony, they sang “Boi Kallah” to the melody of “Time to Say Goodbye,” a song popularized by Andrea Bocelli and a favorite of Jordana. “I contacted a few schools and Hillel was very excited about the opportunity,” said Mrs. Urman. “Dahlia Menaged, the music teacher, practiced with the boys over the summer and worked with Ike Walkover who helped them learn the lyrics and music and provided the fantastic accompaniment.”
At the chuppah, the couple stood underneath the tallit of Eric’s late grandfather, Ernest Wachtel, which floated like a blessing over their heads. Mrs. Urman, an artist, designed the ketubah. “I created six styles and Jordana and Eric chose the one they wanted. It was a great experience and now I plan to make custom ketubot for future couples.” After Eric broke the glass, the guests were treated to an unusual sight: the Addison Park’s flock of doves was released and flew overhead.
The classic elegant approach was reflected in all details of the wedding. Jordana wore a lace Vera Wang gown. Papaya Events created tall, classic white floral arrangements, with a centerpiece by the place cards of vivid, deep wine-colored flowers.
Dancing is at the heart of a simcha and the Ike Walkover Band excelled, Jordana said. “I was getting a little tired by the end of the first round but the band wanted to keep going because the energy of the guests was so amazing. They were great.”
The couple is living in New York City.