Courtship Stories wedding favors and keepsakes, the brainchild of Ellen Braunstein, announces a contest for engaged couples who are passionate about sharing their love story with friends and family at their wedding. The winning bride and groom will have their courtship story written and then receive some help submitting it to love story contests with wedding-related prizes. For sample manuscripts, visit www.courtship-stories.com. Contestants should submit a brief synopsis of how they met and fell in love and why they would like to win. “Special consideration will be given to couples who have had to overcome physical and emotional obstacles to be with each other, or couples in which it would seem unbelievable that their paths would cross,” said Ellen Braunstein, writer and creative director of Courtship Stories. All entrants will receive a tip sheet on how to write their own courtship story. Second place winners, who want to write their own essay, can have it edited for free by Ellen. Participants must be getting married between November 30, 2008 through 2009. Send your entries to email@example.com by November 1, 2008. For more information, please visit Ellen's blog.