I am a really daggy font nerd. I was browsing through a bridal accessories brochure today, and I came across the most amazing typeface. After doing a little bit of digging, it was identified as Affair, by Umbrella Type. It looks like it could have been based on Snell Roundhand, but it has much more personality than most script fonts. I’m really really tempted to buy the font family, but at US$99, it will have to be one of those treats I give myself after finishing the odd freelance job.
I also came across a lovely collection of free fonts designed by Jos Buivenga at his exljbris font foundry. All of his typefaces are elegant and lack that certain degree of tackiness and novelty that most free fonts seem to embrace. Highlights for me are Fontin, Fontin Sans and Fertigo.