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  1. We are totally in love with the latest wedding dress collection from Monsoon!! Its a beautiful range with lots of vintage style dresses including some elegantly understated pieces and some stunning beaded art deco style pieces. These are perfect for brides on a budget or who simply dont want to spend a huge amount of money on their wedding dress. 

    Our favourites are Camille and Isabella and these will look absolutely amazing with some of our latest 'Downton' collection headdresses.

    Monsoon Isabella bridal dress

    monsoon isabella wedding dress

    Wear with....  jo barnes edith browband

  2. We jumped at the chance when British designed award winning label Lou Lou asked if they could loan some of our Pearl collection headdresses to shoot with their latest 'Mink' collection

    We love Lou Lou dresses here at Jo Barnes, obviously because they are vintage inspired but also because like us they are British made

    There are so many beautiful dresses in this collection, our favourites are Ivy, Alice and Agnes!! 

    Im sure you are going to love the collection as much as we do...


    Dacy gown - worn with our Effie headband

    effie lou lou b shoot

    lou lou dacy gown

     Agnes dress with our Lillian headband

    darcy with lillian..

    darcy with lillian



    Prunella with our Erma comb

    prunella and erma


    Darla dress with coat with our Erma comb



    Calla with our Grace headband


    Molly with our Margo headband



    Ivy with our Erma comb



    Lucy with our Effie headband

    effie lou lou



    To view the full 'Mink' collection by Lou Lou visit

    Click here to view the full Pearl collection...


    Jo Xx

  3. We had a fabulous night at the Wedding Industry Awards last night, unfortunately we didnt win but we were delighted by all the wonderful comments we had from our brides:

    “The quality and selection of headpieces by Jo Barnes is incredible and unlike that of any other supplier I have seen. If I didn’t find Jo and her headpieces I know I would not have had the headpiece I envisioned for my wedding. The quality was superb as was Jo’s service.”


    “As soon as I set my eyes on the beautiful Gracie headband I knew it was the one, having searched high and low elsewhere. Jo’s communication was wonderful , she was efficient and friendly and when my headpiece arrived I was thrilled. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jo to anyone getting married - her range really is the best I’ve seen - and believe me, I looked at a LOT! Just wonderful!”


    “I was totally thrilled with the service Jo provided from first looking at her website to receiving and wearing my beautiful headdress and cuff. Nothing was too much trouble and Jo was always willing and available to answer any questions I had and share her knowledge and expertise. The pieces I wore we’re truly perfect. They were brilliantly made with high quality materials and complemented my dress perfectly. I had so many complements and didn’t want to take them off!! She is truly talented!”


    “Beautiful product which really put the ’icing’ on my wedding outfit - very well made.”


    “I was incredibly happy with the head piece I bought from Jo Barnes. It was absolutely beautiful and I got so many compliments on it on the day. The lady who did my hair even took the details of the website so she can recommend it to future brides. Jo was so lovely to deal with and I really felt that she puts her heart into the pieces she makes.”


    “Jo was friendly quick and made exactly what I wanted”


    “I had purchased a headress from jenny Packham but felt unhappy.Emailed Jo about one of the headdresses and she was brilliant replying almost straight away. Emailed options and kept me updated on expected arrival time as it was it was early.Truely stunning.”


    “The jewelled headdress (Grace) that I bought from Jo Barnes to wear on my wedding day was absolutely stunning. It truly made my outfit complete and I had more comments about it than anything else on the day (even my dress!). My wedding was on the 28th December so we filled the venue with candles to create a special feel as the natural light ended so early which meant that my headdress sparkled and was displayed at its best. Jo was a pleasure to deal with and I will always treasure my headdress.”


    “Jo’s head bands were by far the best I have seen, mine was beautiful on the days and perfect for my taste. Jo is more expensive than most but definitely wort it. The overall experience was great and I really appreciated her personal touches in wrapping and
    presenting her product.”


    “After searching for a few months in the shops I turned to google to look for a vintage styled hair piece but in gold. I was looking for something simple, elegant, nothing too big. I came across Jo Barnes. That was it. I wanted all her pieces. Statement pieces but understated. My piece she was , as we know they all have names, simply exquisite that was absolutely perfect for my dress and came in a fabulous presentation box.”


    “I spent a long time looking for someone to make my headdress who offered a genuine ’bespoke’ service. Others I had contacted in reality had a couple of set designs! Jo allowed me to merge parts of her different designs together to create my headers, and even created me a matching brooch at my request (which she hadn’t done before) to attach to my dress. The little touches (like the secret blue crystal attached to the inside of my headdress) demonstrate Jo’s attention to detail.”


    “From first enquiry, through to delivery, Jo gave a personal ,helpful and friendly service.I was late in finding a supplier, but this was no trouble and my headdress arrived, beautifully packed in time for several practice fittings. My headdress was an instant heirloom and a reminder of our day”


    “One in a million, other headpiece designers didn’t even come close. Fantastic wide and varied collection, including vintage pieces. Excellent customer service, created the headpiece of my dreams and a cuff to match. Classic, classy and great value for money.”


    “I am so glad I found Jo. She went above and beyond to ensure I got the head piece that suited me perfectly, and I was so delighted with the finished result. The head piece is outstanding in both design and quality, and I am only a little sad that I might not find an
    occasion to wear it again! I would have no hesitation in recommending Jo to other brides.”


    “We held a 1920s theme for our wedding with all guests in dress and i was looking for a headpeice, her site was so clear, great testimonials BUT i only had 2 weeks, Jo not only designed a special piece and kindly made a cuff to match, she took the work on holiday with her to complete in time, which i appreciated so much and it arrived, beautifully packed, and
    was perfect. she is a true professional and so gifted, the piece meant i could have a simple dress and let Jo’s jewelry lift to the 1920s”


    “I was so delighted when I found Jo Barnes website. The website was every brides dream and I found the perfect comb, The Audrey. I am based in Dublin and my wedding was in Scotland so getting the comb to me was tricky, but not a problem for Jo. The Audrey arrived beautifully packaged and exactly the same as the photograph on Jo’s website. To say I loved
    it was an understatement! Thank you Jo, you were a delight to deal with and you even checked to make sure the comb had arrived safely.Many Thanks”


    “After months of searching and having to return many pieces to other so called vintage hair specialists I went to Jo. With only a 10 days before the wedding she designed a new hairslide using vintage broaches to make me a stunning hair slide. She’s professional but also made feel like a friend.”


    “The headband was gorgeous and it was definitely the look that I was going for on my wedding day. I thought it was great how she asked for a picture of the dress so that she would know what would look good with the dress before she made the headband. I would
    definitely recommend her to others.”


    “Beautiful quality item”


    “Jo’s designs are the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. True heirloom pieces that could have been worn 100 years ago, today or a hundred years from now because of their timeless beauty. Meticulously hand made with love. Brides do not need to look further than JBV ... it should be their first and last stop. She has accessories in her stunning collection to make
    every bride’s dream come true!”


    “I brought a head piece from jo.. Golden gracie and then I asked her to make a brooch for my dress based on this. She did it no problem and they matched amazingly. She also made a hair clip for my mum to math detailing on her dress... He sent me mum sample pearls so mum could match the colour”


    Why They Booked (in random order)

    “Stunning, unique quality in the market and her service was amazing, she went out of her way to help and the piece just lifted the simplicity of the dress. Customer care, professional and timely - we recommend to anyone”


    “Having looked at other suppliers, Jo’s site gave the option of handcrafted headdresses that would last,and be something I can pass on to my daughter.There was plenty of choice online followed up by a personal service from Jo..”


    “Her personal approach and service.”


    “Beautiful, quality products”


    “Classy designs to suit all tastes at a fantastic price.”


    “Only supplier who had what I wanted”


    “Because the pieces are amazing”


    “Jo’s pieces are stunning and so unique and upon speaking to her it was clear that she cared about her brides’ and wanted to make everything just perfect. She is friendly and professional and I would recommend her to anyone.” 


    “I fell in love with ’Grace’ when I saw it on a website and then tracked down Jo so that I could buy my own.”


    “Many reasons...she’s a joy to work with. Her designs are completely her own and not similar to any other designers. They are completely unique and the workmanship is perfection.”


    “I booked Jo to supply my fabulous wedding headpiece!”


    “The style and design”


    “Her headpieces were just the most beautiful by far. Simple as that.”


    “I wanted to have a crystal vintage headband and I loved the way the headbands looked that she made online.” 


    “I came across her beautiful designs online. I was initially uncertain which product to go with, so she invited me to her studio and spent a lot of time with me to ensure I got exactly what I wanted.”


    “I looked far and wide for the perfect hair piece. I loved the Audrey comb. It was exactly what I was looking for.”




    “Because she is one of a kind. I did an incredible amount of searching, a designer myself I am very fussy and the attention to detail and getting the real vintage look is really key. Jo has simply "got it". She understands the subtle balance and creates something unique. I had total confidence she would deliver. Her constant e mails with photos of ideas. With such a tight deadline she could have just given me something off the shelf but she didn’t she gave the extra mile. I would whole heartily recommend her to any bride. She’s calm, creative and very professional, you can completely rely on her. Quite simply brilliant.”


    “They looked elegant,timeless and pure sophistication.Plus mine was so sparkly I felt like a princess.”


    “Jo Barnes was extremely helpful and knowledgeable which made the experience of buying even more enjoyable. Her pieces are of excellent design and quality you can not fault them in any way. I had not seen anything like these accessories anywhere. They are simple gorgeous pieces of art.”


    “I really wanted a head piece that fitted with my wedding dress which had a old Hollywood look to it and no other website or shop had anything nearly as beautiful as what I found on the Jo Barnes website.”



    Thank you so much again to our brides who voted, we truly appreciate it.

    Have a great day.... xxx