I am making a 10th wedding anniversary cake for our closest friends. I think it will have to be a 2 tier as there is going to be a surprise party so I will need enough servings. 10th anniversary is traditionally tin/aluminium and the modern alternate is diamond jewellery (know which i would prefer!) I could go the floral route although it would have to be quite simple as I am a newbie. I worry I may fail when I get to wiring the flowers together. I also don't want it to look like wedding cake so would proably move away from the white/ivory colour scheme. I loved Bashini's clean look on this cake. http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1464593 and also Boska's cake http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1738273 so you can see the style I would feel comfortable with. I also wondered about incorporating some bling into the design instead of flowers to bring in the jewellry theme. Or do any you cake wonders have any other ideas?
My main advice would be to not set your self up for failure by doing a cake that may be above your skill set--I have to have that talk with myself all the time. You want to SHINE on this one...so pick a design you are comfortable with. This is not the time to experiment. All eyes will be on that cake and her dear friend that made it for her. Both designs you are looking at are awesome cakes. Give yourself the time to do your cake and enjoy it! Good luck and post pictures!