About Us

Planning a wedding in Las Vegas, Southern Utah, Southern Arizona, or Southern California?
Reverend Jo Howard would love to perform your nuptials.

The heart and soul of Southwest Vows is Reverend Jo Howard, also known as RevJo by her multitude of happy clients. RevJo is a Las Vegas-based wedding officiant that offers her services throughout Southern Nevada, Southern Utah, Southern California, Southern Arizona, and Las Vegas itself. Her purpose is to create a truly memorable and perfect celebration for every couple. From the very first meeting with the couple (or if you are out of state, phone calls, emails, etc.), RevJo loves getting to know each couple and learning how their special love story came to be.

Every wedding is unique, and RevJo ensures that the couple gets the ceremony that they want: whether it’s traditional, funny, romantic, over-the-top, or featuring friends and family. The composition of the wedding is up to you, and RevJo is a very good listener.

Southwest Vows and RevJo can handle anything that is needed for the wedding, including flowers, limo drivers, photographers, locations, catering, and even the cake. RevJo can even immediately file for the Marriage License with the County Clerk’s Office to get the ceremony kick-started.

Elvis or the Red Rocks of Southern Utah?

Reverend Jo Howard is a long time resident of Las Vegas and has personal knowledge and use of local vendors and venues. However, her network also stretches throughout the entire southwest, so you can be sure of finding the best locations, vendors, and services no matter if you’re getting married in a shrine to Elvis in Las Vegas, Big Bear Lake in Southern California, or the Red Rocks of Southern Utah.

In Las Vegas, you really can get married anywhere; you’re not limited to just choosing from the packages offered by the various wedding chapels and hotel chapels that are found throughout the city. If there is a place that means something special to the couple and they want to be married there, then that’s where they should get married. RevJo is only too thrilled to be able to provide this service to her couples.

Of course, Las Vegas is a popular spot for wedding vows. The city is often dubbed the “wedding capital of the world” for good reason. According to Wikipedia, approximately 120,000 marriages will be performed in the desert love destination. The ease of acquiring a marriage license and minimal costs are very attractive to most seeking a quick and easy solution to their nuptial needs.

Nevada marriage licenses are notoriously easy to get; there is no blood test or required waiting period. Las Vegas has streamlined the process further. Once a short form is completed and submitted to the marriage license bureau, along with $60 cash and government-issued photographic identification, a marriage license may be obtained within minutes until midnight every night. Within one year of receipt of the marriage license, a wedding ceremony must be performed in order to have a legal union, and marriages are legal and binding worldwide

About Reverend Jo Howard

RevJo has lived in Las Vegas for over 30-years. She became a Certified Licensed Wedding Officiant in 2012 and has offered her services to both locals and “Out of Towners” since then. She has expanded her territory to not only include the immediate region around Las Vegas but also Southern California, Southern Utah, Southern Arizona, and Southern Nevada. Hence, Southwest Vows.

Jo truly feels blessed and honored to perform weddings. She considers it the biggest honor to be asked to preside over a wedding and that the couple entrusts her to provide them with a truly wonderful and unforgettable event.

RevJo was the winner of the Best New Celebrant/Officiant Worldwide, Top 10 Best New Celebrant/Officiant – World, Top 100 Best New Celebrant/Officiant – World by The American Council of Wedding Officiants in 2013.

If the marriage bug bites, then please call Reverend Jo Howard and Southwest Vows today at 702-302-6408.