Florida Weddings


If you’re getting married in the state of Florida make sure you take our Florida premarital preparation course! You will save money on your Florida marriage license! You will fall deeper in love! You will avoid the three day wait! Our course is completely online and includes a certificate and is all video!

How to say you are sorry!


If you’re getting married soon you better know how to say you’re sorry!

Say ‘I do’ during group Biker Wedding in Daytona Beach – News – Daytona Beach News-Journal Online – Daytona Beach, FL

Say ‘I do’ during group Biker Wedding in Daytona Beach – News – Daytona Beach News-Journal Online – Daytona Beach, FL
— Read on www.news-journalonline.com/news/20200309/say-lsquoi-dorsquo-during-group-biker-wedding-in-daytona-beach

Mother Gifts Late Daughter’s Wedding Dress to Another Bride-To-Be

Finding that perfect wedding dress is a journey.
— Read on www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/designer-wedding-gown-gift

Do not forget to take our Florida premarital preparation course and save big dollars on your Florida marriage license.

Ponte Vedra Beach Intensive Couples and Marriage Retreat

Ponte Vedra Beach Intensive Couples and Marriage Retreat

by Dr. Justin D’Arienzo, Psychologist and Relationship Expert

Premarital and cohabitating couples are welcome depending on the length of relationship. Please contact us at 904-379-8094 to determine your eligibility.

Access Flyer and Registration Form Here

In the tranquility of Florida’s beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach, learn research-based strategies for building and maintaining relationship intimacy and connection.

Have you ever planned a romantic getaway or evening, thinking about all of the details – candlelit dinners, romantic beaches, intimacy – only to have your getaway go sour when continuous arguing or worse, silence, spoils the romance? I’ve been a psychologist and relationship therapist for more than a decade, listening to these same scenarios play out over and over again with couples in marital distress.

Now you can restore your relationship while having a world-class romantic getaway at the exclusive Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Our marriage retreat is a small-group, two day couples retreat, with no more than six couples in each retreat. We offer you research-based skills for deepening intimacy, resolving and managing conflicts, and building, or restoring, your shared path in a private, comfortable, and beautiful setting.

Both days of the retreat will offer lectures, research-based information, role plays, discussion, and exercises (that you will do only with your partner). When listening to educational components you will be seated together as a group in a private setting. When doing the exercises, couples will separate from the group to complete exercises in private, as to not pressure anyone to disclose anything publicly unless a couple is interested in doing so.

Here’s what you will learn during the two days of our retreat together:

Day One: Restoring and Deepening Friendship and Intimacy

Day Two: Resolving Conflict, Improving Communication, and Building a Shared Path

Dates:       December 6 – 7, 2014

Location:  Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

Cost:         $2,500 per couple (does not include hotel accommodations or meals)


Refund/Cancellation Policy:   A 50% retainer (non-refundable) is required to guarantee your reservation. This retainer will be applied to the final payment, which is due two weeks prior to the event. 100% of the estimated balance will be charged to your account if cancelled within 14 days of the retreat.

Location Information:           The retreat will be held at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, a AAA Five-Diamond rated resort and hotel located in Ponte Vedra Beach on Florida’s east coast. Ponte Vedra Inn & Club offers quiet opulence and upscale accommodations paired with fine service and a wide array of leisure pursuits.  Please visit www.pontevedra.com to make hotel reservations. If you would prefer to stay at a nearby location, please contact us at (904) 379-8094 for a list of nearby hotels.  The nearest airport is Jacksonville International Airport.

Contact Information: Please complete form and email it to us at admin@livebetter jax.com or fax it to us at 904-379-8688 

Partner 1 Name:____________________________________________

Partner 2 Name:____________________________________________


Daytime Phone: ____________________________________________

Evening Phone: ____________________________________________

Street Address: ____________________________________________

City: ___________________________________State:_____________




Additional Information:

Retreat Date:

Special Requests:


We respect your privacy. The information you provide will not be sold, shared, or disseminated in any way.

PLEASE NOTE: After you complete the registration for the intensive couples retreat, a member of our staff will contact you for a follow-up screening.  Your registration is not complete until the follow-up screening has been conducted.  We will then send you an additional confirmation email and/or letter.

What are the Benefits of Taking a Premarital Course?

What are the Benefits of Taking a Premarital Course?

Dr. D'Arienzo, Clinical and Forensic Psychologist,  Relationship Expert, and Marriage Therapis

Dr. D’Arienzo, Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Relationship Expert, and Marriage Therapist. Florida Premarital Course Instructor

Are their benefits of taking a premarital course or participating in premarital counseling? That is a great question. We prepare for most things in life – high school and college exams, getting a driver’s license, hosting a dinner party. It seems, though, that most people fall in love and get married without ever really preparing for it. Sure, life in general and dating different people gives us some good lessons in commitment, negotiating, communication, and compromise, so that when we finally meet Mr. or Mrs. Right, we are somewhat prepared to enter into that long-term relationship. What we are not always prepared for is what happens after the fairy tale ends – how to deal with the stress, negative habits, and relationship patterns that may be really difficult to resolve.

Here are the facts – 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Sadly, only about half of those that stay married consider themselves happily married. Research shows that the year before the wedding and up to six months after the wedding is when couples gain the most benefit from premarital courses or premarital counseling. After that, those negative behaviors and habits can become exponentially harder to break and resolve.  Here’s another important fact – premarital classes and/or premarital counseling can reduce the risk of divorce by up to 30 percent and lead to a happier and healthier marriage.

Marriage takes a lot of hard work, patience, compromise, respect, and skill. Love is absolutely the first ingredient to a successful marriage, but love alone will not guarantee a happy marriage. A premarital course or counseling will help guide you to discuss and resolve important issues before the big day, offering questions and discussion points that every couple who wants to get married should be discussing in order to form a solid foundation for a lasting marriage.

D’Arienzo Psychological Group’s online premarital preparation course, www.drdarienzo.com, is a convenient, self-paced, private, and inexpensive online premarital preparation course that meets the needs of today’s busy couples. The premarital preparation course is an approved course in all 67 counties in Florida and accessible online to all residents and non-residents of Florida. Florida couples also receive a $32.50 discount off their marriage license application fee and avoid the three day waiting period when taking this premarital preparation course. Visit us at www.drdarienzo.com, click on the courses tab at the top, and start your wedding on the right foot!

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