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Our history

Elisabeth Rose was born from our founder’s love for handwritten correspondence combined with her deeply rooted desire to create art.

The history of Elisabeth Rose wouldn’t be complete without the story of our 1881 Samson Letterpress that Elisabeth discovered on Craigslist. This letterpress spent most of its life on a U.S. Navy ship based in Annapolis, Maryland until the ship was retired. The gentleman that ran the press requested to take it with him to his home in Annapolis after and continued to run the press as a hobby until he passed away in 2010.

In February 2011 Elisabeth purchased the press from his grandchildren and brought it home to Charlotte. Elisabeth Rose was launched on the plates of this press and will always hold a special place in our hearts.

about our founder

A North Carolina native, Elisabeth Connolly, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a fine art degree concentrating in photography. With over a decade of experience in the wedding industry, Elisabeth has created a brand that continually grows to be coveted both locally and internationally, working exclusively to create custom paper products for hundreds of weddings and events. Elisabeth resides in her favorite place in the world, Davidson, NC with her high school sweetheart and husband, Michael, their daughter Rosie who is the sunshine of her heart, and her pup Newman.


our team

Director of Retail

Designer, Production Manager


Studio Coordinator