NEW: Heidi Elnora to host first runway show in 6 years—see how she’s giving back

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Don’t miss this dazzling show. (Heidi Elnora)

Birmingham fashion designer and Project Runway star Heidi Elnora hosts her first runway show in six years on Saturday, April 30 at the Hallmark Farms pavilion in Warrior. The show, celebrating the designer’s 15th anniversary, directly benefits schools in North Jefferson County. Read on to find out more.

Meet Me at the Altar

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The designer herself, celebrating 15 years. (Heidi Elnora)

For the past three years, putting on a runway show has been in Heidi Elnora’s heart. Due to the pandemic, the timing hasn’t been right to put on another show, until now.

For the first time in six years, Heidi will host a runway show for her coveted bridal designs. The show, titled “Meet Me at the Altar”, will showcase her entire 15th anniversary collection, which was shown at New York City’s luxury store Bergdorf Goodman last fall.

Elnora will also be sending some of her favorite wedding dresses she’s designed over the years down the runway.

Additionally, guests will be enlightened by the deeper meaning behind “Meet Me at the Altar”—which will be revealed at the show.

“I’ve done runway shows my entire career at different stages and places, but I haven’t carried a show concept so close to my heart in my entire existence. ‘Meet Me at the Altar’ is planted deep in my Alabama roots, my heart and my soul. I think it is important to remember where you come from.”

Heidi Elnora, Fashion Designer

Giving back

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From the runway to the aisle. (Heidi Elnora)

Originally hailing from Birmingham, Heidi wanted to give back to the community that she came from with her new show.

“I saw a need in my community—I started brainstorming how I could support it through my talents, so I decided to do a runway show in my hometown to raise money for our schools.”

Heidi Elnora, Fashion Designer

100% of the proceeds from the show will go directly to North Jefferson County schools, including The Burkett Center, Bryan Elementary
School, Warrior Elementary School, North Jefferson Middle School and Mortimer Jordan High School.

“There is a great need for support at these schools. There is, of course, a need in all communities, but I feel called to support the kids where I live. I’ve worked with each school’s principal and PTA and have a list of needs from each of the five schools. All proceeds from the ticket sales will go directly to filling those needs.”

Heidi Elnora, Fashion Designer

Mark your calendar

If you love supporting the arts as well as your community, this show is for you. All sponsors for the event are small, locally-owned businesses.

To provide an intimate experience, seats are limited. Grab your ticket today!

For more information about the show + designer, visit her website.

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