Sidney, MT – July 23rd, 2021

The only thing more beautiful than the landscapes of Montana is undoubtedly the love and connection shared between couples within its state lines. There is nothing we adore more than celebrating the bond between two lovers, and as such, we are thrilled at the opportunity to share Monte & Taylore’s one-of-a-kind love story.

To immortalize their engagement, Monte and Taylore chose the talented Jessie Hardy Photography, a Cheers MT vendor, to capture their unique connection. Jessica Hardy is a photographer who is passionate about offering her clients unique, original, and out-of-the-norm photos. She loves to capture moments that are full of movement and laughter. Based in Scobey, MT, Jessica often travels to Sidney, Billings, Bozeman, and even Missoula! Jessica states, ” I will laugh with you, cry with you, dance with you, drink champagne with you, and be your HYPE GIRL all day long while documenting not only the traditional photos but by telling your story through the intimate details that will forever remind you of this day.”

Their Love Story Begins

In the fall of 2016, Monte and Taylore met for the first time. Having friends in common, they ended up at the same house one night. Taylore, already fancying Monte, was incredibly excited that he would be there, and had her friend put in a good word for her. Later that night, Taylore noticed that Monte had left, and she was convinced that he was not interested in her.

As fate would have it, a few months later Monte casually reached out to Taylore, and they began talking frequently! After a few dates, Taylore was relieved to find out that there was another girl at the house that night with the same name, and that Monte left only because he had hoped that Taylore would be interested in him, not the other “Taylor”! As she puts it, “I guess when you’re meant to be together you’ll find another way!” 💖

Their Heartfelt Proposal

In March of 2020 this adorable couple booked a family trip to Jamaica, on this trip, Monte had planned a dinner on the beach with a romantic marriage proposal in mind. Unfortunately, around this time, the COVID-19 pandemic reached its height, and they had to cancel the trip.

While Monte was unable to propose to his future wife on the beach, that didn’t stop him from making Taylore his fiance! In April of 2021, the couple planned another family trip to Arizona. During this vacation, the family all got ready to attend a nice dinner. While Monte and Taylore were waiting for the rest of the family to finish getting ready, Monte mentioned that they should go look at the “cool lights” outside by the pool. As the couple was looking around, Monte said “Tay, I love you.” and without thinking anything of it, Taylore responded, “I love you too”. When she turned around, she found Monte on one knee. After asking “Are you joking?!” several times, Taylore said yes!

While Monte and Taylore had been dating for 5 years, and she always knew that they would end up married eventually, she was surprised that she didn’t suspect his proposal in the slightest (especially taking Monte’s poor secret-keeping skills into consideration 😉).

Congrats on your engagement Monte & Taylore! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. 💞


  • Photography: Jessie Hardy Photography
  • Videographer: BWeis Media
  • Florist: Powder River Petals
  • Bakery: Allison’s Cookie Jar
  • Officiant: Brock Schriver (Couples brother-in-law)
  • DJ: The Rock Jocks